Monday, May 31, 2010

Featured Today - Blue Forest Jewellery

Today I have the privilege of featuring a shop that is new to me.  This beautiful shop is all about color, gorgeous stones and interesting combinations.  Blue Forest Jewellery is filled with items that are pretty, wearable and affordable.  I found so many to favorite, and I want to share them with you.

Don't you agree that the colors are yummy?  Of course, I could only show you a few.  And they're my favorites.  To choose your own, why don't you visit Blue Forest Jewellery for yourself?

You can also follow on Twitter or read her Blog

Blue Forest Jewellery is a member of BEST - Boosting Etsy Shops Team! 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Share the Love Tuesday - Stitch n Studio!

It's Share the Love Tuesday - and I'm posting on the right day!!  Finally...:)
Please check out this weeks feature - Stitch n'll be glad you did!

This weeks featured artisan is Stitch n Studio!

Beautiful and unique accessories to add to your wardrobe! "Accessories Beyond the Basic Bling!" Visit Stitch n Studio to see all her creations!

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Share the Love Tuesday

Late again - for the Share the Love feature. I'm supposed to do it on Tuesdays, but somehow I can't quite get it done! But this week, it's OK. Because the Featured artisan this week is....(drum roll, please...) pamannie ink! I get to be featured on all the blogs associated with On Fire for Handmade!! Here are some the these wonderful bloggers...

Creations with Heart                       Crocheted Little Things

KP Designs                                      Catyann's Creations

Caliope's Caprice                             Made it Myself

Made for Me by Oaklie                     The Gift Shop

Finding Charm                                 Lottie's Trinkets

Pink Clouds & Angels

My thanks to all these wonderful people for Sharing the Love! Please check out their blogs for yourself.

And now let me share a couple of the new listings in my Etsy shop!!

Graduation Card

Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturday afternoon musings

It's a beautiful evening here in Rhode Island.  The sun is just starting to go down, it's just the right temperature and I hear giggles from Paul's room.  Henry is sitting on the couch with the remote, watching 5 minutes of this and 5 minutes of that.  Dinner is done and so are the dishes.  Such peace!  It doesn't get much better than this.  Wishing you peace, too.

Peace Jade "Y" necklace by Morning Star Arts

Bracelet with Jade, Amazonite, and Ametrine by Edi's Little Treasures

Dragonfly bowl by Catherine Reece

Freshwater pearl multistrand necklace by Debs Designs

Liquid Zen by Kaelin Designs

These beautiful pieces all give me that warm, cozy feeling. 
What gives you a feeling of peace?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Featured Share the Love Artisan

Good afternoon!  I am a day late, but I want to share this week's featured artisan for On Fire for Handmade.  This week we are featuring one of my obsessions!  Jan, from Shabby Bags, creates the most beautiful bags!  As far as I'm concerned, you can't have too many purses, totes or any other bag. 

This Weeks Featured Shop is Shabby Bags - Jan creates wonderful purses and totes. The highest quality of work and every creation is done with love! Visit Shabby Bags to see all her beautiful Creations!

You can find Shabby Bags at:
MadeitMyself Shop:
Artfire Shop:      
Etsy Shop:         
Blog URL:           
Face Book Page:
Twitter Page:    

Here are a few of my favorites!
So do yourself a favor and check out Shabby Bags for yourself!
Now, if you've stuck with me so far, I have an announcement to make!  My husband Henry, my friend & partner Annie and I are opening up a store!  We will sell fine art and handcrafted items all by local (Rhode Island) artists!!  It's tiny, about 700 square feet, but it's a start!  We'll hold crafting workshops, have an artist in for demonstrations once a week or so, and who knows what else.  We hope to open by mid-June, but there's lots of work to be done first!  I'll keep you updated as to our progress and you're all invited to the Grand Opening!  So be on the lookout for a small shop called Anything Goes!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Kreativ Blogger Award!

I just logged onto my Facebook page and received this lovely message -from Jane Glenholmes of Groovy Pumpkin;  Hello, I've got something on my Blog for you to pick up - please come and visit:

Of course I went right away!  Jane has awarded me the Kreativ Blogger award!!  There are rules to accepting this award, but they are pretty simple.  I just need to type 7 things that you may not know about me, then pick 7 people to pass the award on to, so here are the Blogs I'm passing this fabulous Award to, in no particular order:
 Debs Designs -
LA Glass -
Dean Designs -
Waterwaif -
Temporary Insanity -
Made for Me by Oaklie -
Luna Essence -

I read and enjoy each one of these and hope you will, too.  Check them all out!!

Seven things you may not know about me...that may be a little harder to do...
  • Although I'm pushing at 60 (a little too hard)  I used to be a bona fide hippie.  Back in the late 60s & 70s I lived a very loose lifestyle and truly enjoyed living that free life.
  • My husband & I, with my friend & partner Annie, are opening up a brick & mortar store!!  We will be selling fine art and handcrafted items made by local artisans!  We hope to open in mid-June...I'll keep you posted.
  • I love to read.  In my previous home I had a library.  When we moved into this home there was no room, so I donated 40 cartons of books to the public library!  I read fiction.  My two favorite novels of all time are The Stand by Stephen King, and Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane.  I don't really read "good" books, I love mysteries, thrillers and a real good "girl" book.  Book suggestion - Still Alice, about a Harvard professor who gets early onset Alzheimer's.  It's told in her perspective and it will break your heart.
  • I do crossword puzzles whenever I get the chance.  I'm OK at them, not great, but good enough to enjoy the challenge.
  • I thought I'd never be on Facebook!  I couldn't imagine that I would have any reason to!  Imagine...and now I have over 100 friends, over 300 fans (likes) and I even Tweet!
  • I got a tattoo when I was 56!  My first one.  It's a crescent moon with golden stars tumbling from it.
  • I would rather hang out with my husband than do almost anything else!!
I'm sure there is a lot more that you don't know about me, but a girl has to have a few secrets!!

Many thanks, again, to Jane from Groovy Pumpkin for this honor!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Outta Sight!

It's Tuesday - and that means we feature a new artist from On Fire for Handmade!  Each week all members of this fabulous group feature the same artist.  This week it's my pleasue to shine the spotlight on London and her shop Outta Sight. 

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London has beautiful pieces in her shop! "Outta Sight" - Well, not quite. Londaon tells us, "I am blind in my left eye and have the equivalent of looking through a drinking straw in my right eye. The beautiful picture you see is Dolly, my guide dog. Making jewelry is an unfortunate hobby for a blind person, but I love it!

Celebrate Awareness is a collection I am excited about because we all support causes that are special to us. These necklaces, bracelets, and earrings allow you to show your own awareness and present a heartfelt gift to others. Choose your Cause or Color, and let me know if you have any special requests"!

London is a true inspiration to me!

I hope you will check out London and her beautiful jewelry.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Special Olympics follow up

As a follow up to Friday's post about the Olympic games on Saturday - Paul was awesome!  Not only did he complete his race, he did it like a champ and hustled all the way to the end.  Paul took home the gold medal!
                                                          Before the parade of athletes

Paul racing, with his coach Eli.

Proud and happy!
Thanks to everyone for their good wishes, interest & support.  I'll do another follow-up after the state games in June!